Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 60 126
Rank change year-on-year +20 +66 +177
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,789 7,686 4,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.50% 4.58% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% 4.99% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,285 6,078 3,833
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 130,407 153,946 162,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 102,344 122,604 128,581
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 7,249 £70,000 +7.69% 1,153
London +4 4,413 £75,000 +7.14% 631
UK excluding London +23 3,260 £55,000 - 599
South East +37 1,113 £60,000 +4.35% 133
North of England +23 892 £51,147 +6.00% 166
North West +24 558 £52,500 +5.00% 97
Scotland +24 368 £50,360 -4.08% 57
Midlands -25 307 £50,000 -4.76% 99
South West +19 302 £52,500 -4.55% 70
Yorkshire +2 286 £50,000 +5.26% 51
East of England -7 199 £57,500 +4.55% 54
East Midlands -10 154 £50,500 -8.60% 48
West Midlands -28 153 £50,000 - 51
Wales -4 66 £47,500 -9.52% 19
North East +42 49 £56,801 +42.00% 18
Northern Ireland 0 22 £52,500 +23.53% 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,591 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 3,827 (49.13%) Java
3 2,997 (38.48%) AWS
4 2,618 (33.61%) Docker
5 2,590 (33.25%) DevOps
6 2,265 (29.08%) JavaScript
7 2,188 (28.09%) Software Engineering
8 2,024 (25.99%) Azure
9 1,978 (25.39%) C#
10 1,944 (24.96%) Kubernetes
11 1,931 (24.79%) .NET
12 1,878 (24.11%) TDD
13 1,721 (22.10%) Spring
14 1,586 (20.36%) SQL
15 1,527 (19.60%) Finance
16 1,395 (17.91%) Git (software)
17 1,360 (17.46%) Python
18 1,323 (16.99%) React
19 1,293 (16.60%) Scrum
20 1,270 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
21 1,214 (15.59%) AngularJS
22 1,186 (15.23%) RESTful
23 1,172 (15.05%) Spring Boot
24 1,167 (14.98%) Jenkins
25 1,090 (13.99%) REST
26 1,016 (13.04%) Web Services
27 994 (12.76%) Node.js
28 944 (12.12%) Linux
29 937 (12.03%) Test Automation
30 932 (11.97%) Java 8

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 449 (5.76%) Confluence
2 277 (3.56%) Elasticsearch
3 251 (3.22%) Apache Spark
4 175 (2.25%) CMS
5 164 (2.11%) Apache
6 84 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 82 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 73 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 73 (0.94%) IIS
9 70 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 54 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 51 (0.65%) nginx
12 50 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
13 49 (0.63%) SharePoint
14 40 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 38 (0.49%) WordPress
16 35 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 34 (0.44%) JBoss
18 32 (0.41%) Hyperledger
19 31 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
3 9 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.090%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.077%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.051%) Sketch
6 4 (0.051%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.039%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.039%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.013%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 48 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
2 43 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 29 (0.37%) Magento
5 17 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
6 11 (0.14%) PolarLake
7 10 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.077%) Fredhopper
8 6 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.077%) Quorum
8 6 (0.077%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.039%) FINCAD Analytics
10 3 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.039%) SAP Retail
11 2 (0.026%) Exstream
11 2 (0.026%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.026%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,997 (38.48%) AWS
2 2,024 (25.99%) Azure
3 803 (10.31%) GCP
4 621 (7.97%) Serverless
5 478 (6.14%) SaaS
6 358 (4.60%) PaaS
7 352 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
8 316 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
9 235 (3.02%) GitHub
10 215 (2.76%) Amazon S3
11 190 (2.44%) OpenShift
12 184 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
13 181 (2.32%) IaaS
14 178 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
15 153 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
16 123 (1.58%) Amazon SQS
17 67 (0.86%) Datadog
18 64 (0.82%) Power Platform
19 60 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 59 (0.76%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 162 (2.08%) HTTP
2 106 (1.36%) Internet
3 82 (1.05%) Firewall
4 71 (0.91%) DNS
5 68 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 61 (0.78%) VPN
7 29 (0.37%) SSL
8 28 (0.36%) DHCP
9 24 (0.31%) Broadband
10 13 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 13 (0.17%) Network Security
11 12 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.14%) VoIP
13 10 (0.13%) Calico
13 10 (0.13%) CTI
13 10 (0.13%) Kerberos
13 10 (0.13%) SMTP
14 9 (0.12%) Skype
14 9 (0.12%) VLAN
15 8 (0.10%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 908 (11.66%) NoSQL
2 832 (10.68%) SQL Server
3 687 (8.82%) MongoDB
4 568 (7.29%) Big Data
5 567 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
6 560 (7.19%) MySQL
7 434 (5.57%) Relational Database
8 297 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 265 (3.40%) Redis
10 171 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 158 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 155 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 155 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 129 (1.66%) Blockchain
14 103 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
15 100 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
16 90 (1.16%) Cosmos DB
17 76 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 65 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 64 (0.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,395 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 1,167 (14.98%) Jenkins
3 695 (8.92%) JIRA
4 474 (6.09%) Maven
5 355 (4.56%) Selenium
6 285 (3.66%) Cucumber
7 260 (3.34%) JUnit
8 208 (2.67%) GitLab
9 207 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 207 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 200 (2.57%) TeamCity
11 180 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 176 (2.26%) Gradle
13 166 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
14 164 (2.11%) Bitbucket
15 147 (1.89%) webpack
16 141 (1.81%) Subversion
17 128 (1.64%) Visual Studio
18 125 (1.60%) Mockito
19 119 (1.53%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1,527 (19.60%) Finance
2 610 (7.83%) Banking
3 585 (7.51%) Retail
4 228 (2.93%) Front Office
5 182 (2.34%) Games
6 176 (2.26%) Public Sector
7 160 (2.05%) Marketing
8 138 (1.77%) Law
9 127 (1.63%) Telecoms
10 120 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 65 (0.83%) Advertising
12 54 (0.69%) Legal
13 49 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 46 (0.59%) Billing
15 45 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 45 (0.58%) Publishing
16 31 (0.40%) Electronics
17 28 (0.36%) Back Office
18 23 (0.30%) Automotive
19 18 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,249 (54.55%) Developer
2 1,774 (22.78%) Java Developer
3 1,162 (14.92%) Senior Developer
4 984 (12.63%) Software Engineer
5 861 (11.05%) Architect
6 796 (10.22%) .NET Developer
7 679 (8.72%) C# Developer
8 542 (6.96%) Java Engineer
9 533 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 529 (6.79%) Senior Java Developer
11 423 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 423 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
12 380 (4.88%) Software Developer
13 350 (4.49%) Java Software Engineer
14 335 (4.30%) Lead Developer
15 312 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
16 284 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
17 279 (3.58%) AWS Engineer
18 247 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
19 236 (3.03%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,931 (24.79%) .NET
2 1,721 (22.10%) Spring
3 1,323 (16.99%) React
4 1,214 (15.59%) AngularJS
5 1,186 (15.23%) RESTful
6 1,172 (15.05%) Spring Boot
7 1,090 (13.99%) REST
8 1,016 (13.04%) Web Services
9 994 (12.76%) Node.js
10 918 (11.79%) HTML
11 885 (11.36%) CSS
12 862 (11.07%) .NET Core
13 673 (8.64%) ASP.NET
14 617 (7.92%) Kafka
15 462 (5.93%) .NET Framework
16 453 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 421 (5.41%) HTML5
18 404 (5.19%) J2EE
19 354 (4.54%) JSON
20 338 (4.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 744 (9.55%) Greenfield Project
2 358 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 337 (4.33%) Cloud Native
4 308 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 307 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
6 288 (3.70%) User Experience
7 210 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 201 (2.58%) Algorithms
9 191 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
10 150 (1.93%) Fixed Income
10 150 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 149 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
12 139 (1.78%) Data Structures
13 134 (1.72%) Equities
14 129 (1.66%) Virtual Team
15 119 (1.53%) Derivative
16 115 (1.48%) iPad
17 99 (1.27%) Hedge funds
18 94 (1.21%) Data Centre
19 70 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 944 (12.12%) Linux
2 331 (4.25%) Windows
3 245 (3.15%) Unix
4 181 (2.32%) Android
5 170 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 69 (0.89%) CentOS
7 68 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 41 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 25 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.28%) Debian
12 13 (0.17%) AIX
12 13 (0.17%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.13%) ThreadX
14 9 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.064%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.064%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.039%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.026%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,591 (58.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,590 (33.25%) DevOps
3 2,188 (28.09%) Software Engineering
4 1,878 (24.11%) TDD
5 1,293 (16.60%) Scrum
6 1,270 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
7 937 (12.03%) Test Automation
8 851 (10.93%) Mentoring
9 842 (10.81%) MVC
10 814 (10.45%) Fintech
11 794 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 787 (10.10%) BDD
13 784 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
14 771 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 714 (9.17%) SOA
16 606 (7.78%) OO
17 598 (7.68%) Open Source
18 580 (7.45%) Computer Science
19 506 (6.50%) Analytics
20 464 (5.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,827 (49.13%) Java
2 2,265 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 1,978 (25.39%) C#
4 1,586 (20.36%) SQL
5 1,360 (17.46%) Python
6 932 (11.97%) Java 8
7 495 (6.36%) TypeScript
8 440 (5.65%) Scala
9 361 (4.63%) PHP
10 359 (4.61%) Go
11 298 (3.83%) Ruby
12 233 (2.99%) Kotlin
13 232 (2.98%) ES6
14 226 (2.90%) Bash Shell
15 161 (2.07%) T-SQL
16 147 (1.89%) PowerShell
17 140 (1.80%) R
18 132 (1.69%) C++
19 111 (1.43%) Perl
20 86 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 656 (8.42%) Degree
2 309 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (1.62%) AWS Certification
4 97 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 38 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 35 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
7 34 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 29 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
10 25 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.30%) RHCE
12 18 (0.23%) SANS
13 15 (0.19%) CISSP
13 15 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
14 14 (0.18%) RHCSA
15 12 (0.15%) ISEB
15 12 (0.15%) MCSD
16 9 (0.12%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.12%) MCAD
16 9 (0.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (5.39%) QA
2 69 (0.89%) GDPR
3 61 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.23%) SLA
6 12 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.13%) NIST
8 6 (0.077%) PMO
8 6 (0.077%) TickIT
8 6 (0.077%) WCAG
9 5 (0.064%) PSD2
10 4 (0.051%) EMIR
10 4 (0.051%) MiFID
10 4 (0.051%) SEPA
11 2 (0.026%) GAMP
12 1 (0.013%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.013%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2,618 (33.61%) Docker
2 62 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 27 (0.35%) Varnish
6 22 (0.28%) HDFS
6 22 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.23%) vSphere
8 12 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.064%) etcd
10 5 (0.064%) NFS
11 3 (0.039%) iptables
11 3 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.026%) Postfix
12 2 (0.026%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.013%) Ceph
13 1 (0.013%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.013%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.013%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1,944 (24.96%) Kubernetes
2 681 (8.74%) Terraform
3 571 (7.33%) Ansible
4 310 (3.98%) Puppet
5 284 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
6 125 (1.60%) Mesos
7 122 (1.57%) Prometheus
8 118 (1.51%) Marathon
9 104 (1.34%) Kibana
10 99 (1.27%) Consul
11 94 (1.21%) Packer
12 92 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
13 85 (1.09%) Grafana
14 68 (0.87%) Rancher
15 50 (0.64%) Rundeck
16 42 (0.54%) logstash
17 33 (0.42%) Nagios
18 29 (0.37%) Istio
19 27 (0.35%) Salt
20 25 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 769 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 540 (6.93%) Google
3 387 (4.97%) Oracle
4 173 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 150 (1.93%) Splunk
6 148 (1.90%) SAP
7 122 (1.57%) WorldPay
8 94 (1.21%) Red Hat
9 87 (1.12%) AppDynamics
10 85 (1.09%) MuleSoft
11 78 (1.00%) Atlassian
12 74 (0.95%) hybris
13 72 (0.92%) IBM
13 72 (0.92%) New Relic
14 69 (0.89%) Adobe
15 58 (0.74%) Sitecore
16 57 (0.73%) Xamarin
17 53 (0.68%) ServiceNow
18 50 (0.64%) RedGate
18 50 (0.64%) Sybase